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Thread: Tieing a quilt.

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    Super Member dreamboat's Avatar
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    Is yarn ok to tie a quilt? I don't if it is strong enough.

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    My grandmother tied quilts with either yarn or 6 strands of embroidery floss.

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    Embroidery floss is much nicer and doesn't look as bad as yarn when it frays.

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    I used crochet cotton or thread.

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    get a good cotton yarn..stays knotted better! Also practice your knotting before you start...

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    Don't use a square knot. Use a surgeon's knot. Square knots can come apart fairly easily. When you pull an end it straightens out and the other piece can slide off. Great for temporary tie downs but deadly in a life & death situation.

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    I have several quilts tied with yarn. If I were to tie one I would use a surgeon's knot as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barking-rabbit
    I used crochet cotton or thread.
    This is also what I use.

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    What is a surgeons knot?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeaIyAyg_cs

    Surgeon's knot explained. Best way to tie a quilt. I use pearl cotton to tie mine.

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